The Seeds of Philanthropy Were Sown Early
Charitable causes go hand in hand with Dr. Reddy's success in business. His generous philanthropic work has impacted thousands of lives and provided support to a number of communities in both the U.S. and worldwide. Dr. Reddy and his Foundations assist individuals and organizations in a number of ways from providing educational facilities and scholarships for aspiring healthcare professionals to assisting those unable to afford medical care to generous donations to philanthropic and community groups.
Dr. Reddy was born into a family of proud village leaders in rural India where he learned the values and guiding principles that led to his remarkable accomplishments and generosity. The focus of Dr. Reddy's charitable work has always been to give back to the communities he serves. He has gifted hundreds of millions of dollars to causes related to the health care industry and caring for others. In 1989 he established the Desert Valley Charitable Foundation, which was later renamed the Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation, with an initial gift of $1million and a goal of providing and supporting healthcare education that will improve the quality of life in Southern California and High Desert Communities. Since then, he has contributed over $350 million to his Foundations, whose purpose is to better provide support to the communities through donations and resources.
The Victor Valley College Foundation honored Dr. Reddy for the largest private donation in the history of the college by naming its allied Health programs "The Dr. Prem Reddy School of Allied Health and Nursing". The donation directly addresses the nursing shortage while assisting the next generation of healthcare professionals with scholarships and grants. Dr. Reddy also donated a Public Health Library to the High Desert Community.
In honor of his many contributions to education in the health care field, The Western University of Health science in Pomona, CA named its largest lecture hall the "Dr. Prem Reddy Lecture Hall." He donated $1million to the Circle of Care Foundation at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks, CA, which helps support burn survivors, seniors, and family care givers, and the American College of Cardiology in Bethesda, Maryland, designated Dr. Reddy a member of The Order of William Harvey, in recognition of and appreciation for outstanding support of the college's endowment programs. In 2006 the Desert Valley Charitable Foundation raised money for a
9/11 Memorial Tribute Monument at Victor Valley College.
Dr. Reddy founded the Prime Healthcare Foundation in 2006, a 501(c)3 public charity to which he and
Prime Healthcare Services has donated numerous hospitals. The foundation owns these non-profit acute care hospitals that serve the needs of underserved communities, providing millions of dollars in charity care.
Recently Dr. Reddy has turned his attention to his homeland by generously bestowing funds to several charities in India, which he feels will have a lasting impact. For these honorable efforts, he received the National Citizen's Award from H. D. Deve Gowda, previous Prime Minister of India. Additionally, Dr. Reddy is working with Samaritan's Purse World Medical Mission to provide third world countries with medical equipment. This long term commitment will affect numerous communities around the globe.
In early 2014, Cal State University unveiled the Dr. Prem Reddy Nursing Laboratory, made possible by a $500,000 gift that Dr. Reddy made to the university to support nursing education. The facility is state-of-the-art and includes 30 computer stations, a 10-bed lab and advanced simulation technology and mannequins.
CHARITIES THAT DR. REDDY SUPPORTS INCLUDE:
- Dr. Prem Reddy Academic Excellence Scholarship
Scholarship Awards (read some scholarship stories here and
- Circle of Care Foundation
- Cure A Little Heart Foundation
- City of Victorville - Wellness Center
- Circle of Care Foundation
- Dr. Prem Reddy School of Health Sciences
- African American Chamber of Commerce
- Loma Linda University Medical Center
- American Red Cross
- Desert Valley Charitable Foundation
- Samaritan's Purse World Medical Mission